Leila Taylor

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Leila Taylor is a writer and designer whose work is focused on the gothic in Black culture, horror, and the aesthetics of romanticized melancholy. She has essays published in the journal of Horror Studies and The New Urban Gothic, and has given talks at the International Gothic Association and Morbid Anatomy.


She lives in Brooklyn where she is Creative Director for Brooklyn Public Library. “Darkly: Black History and America’s Gothic Soul” is her first book.